We are delighted to announce today that Peter Martin has returned to the MCA team in the role of Contributing Editor.

Peter co-founded M&C Report in 1996. The service has since been rebranded as MCA following its acquisition - and later that of the Allegra Foodservice insight business - by William Reed.

Since then Peter has gone on to launch and run other industry services and events, including the Peach Factory (now part of CGA).

As Contributing Editor, Peter will bring his unrivalled sector experience and insight to bear through regular comment pieces, exploring the real stories behind the headlines. He will support Editor James Wallin and the editorial team in reinforcing MCA’s reputation as the leading provider of news, insight and events for the eating and drinking out sector.

MCA Editor James Wallin said: “I am thrilled to welcome Peter back to the MCA fold and look forward to bringing his forthright views on what is really happening in the sector to our readers.

“This appointment is part of an ongoing programme to strengthen our editorial offer and ensure we are offering subscribers peerless coverage of the market.”

Peter Martin added: “It’s a good feeling to be back and writing for what is the sector’s leading, agenda-setting publication. There are some big issues facing the market that need unwrapping.”

As well as his editorial involvement with MCA, Peter is director of CM&Co, a boutique sector consultancy, and strategic adviser to a number of companies, including CGA, where he remains vice president. He is also a member of the advisory council of UKHospitality.